PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (February 26, 2018) – On Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7 p.m., Rhode Island PBS hosts its 18th annual food and wine tasting event, An Evening Uncorked! Chefs from 16 popular and award-winning area restaurants prepare gourmet small bites. Wine tasting is courtesy of top local purveyors and private wine cellars.
A feast for all the senses, An Evening Uncorked! will fill the spacious Pawtucket Armory with aromas, colors, sounds, and tastes of an appetizing "foodie" adventure, with wine tasting for the novice, the enthusiast, and the connoisseur. Where else can one sample foods from these great chefs all under one roof?
This year’s small bites will be prepared by returning chefs from the Bluefin Grille at the Providence Marriott, The Capital Grille, Chapel Grille, The Coast Guard House Restaurant, David Burke Prime, The Dorrance, Fire Works Catering, Just Ellen's Inc., Luigi's Restaurant & Gourmet Express, Matunuck Oyster Bar, Milk Money, Pot Au Feu, and The Salted Slate. New this year is Opa the Phoenician. Guests can also indulge in delectable confections by Bake.Eat.Love, and traditional frozen dessert by Warwick Ice Cream Company.
Wine tasting showcases domestic and imported vintages presented by top purveyors through Horizon Beverage, as well as carefully chosen bottles from private cellars. Craft beers are courtesy of Goose Island Beer Company.
Rhode Island PBS is pleased to welcome celebrity guest Amy Traverso, the senior food editor at Yankee Magazine and co-host of the public television series Weekends with Yankee, seen Mondays at 7:30 pm on Rhode Island PBS. Ms. Traverso is the author of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook, which was a finalist for the Julia Child Award for best first-time author, and recipient of the 2011 Best Cookbook award in the "American" category by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Ms. Traverso will be available to meet and mingle with guests and sign her cookbook, which can be purchased at the event.
A Wine Grab will feature 50 bottles of wine concealed in decorated bags. For $50, guests select a numbered cork and win the corresponding numbered bag containing a bottle of wine with a minimum $15 value. As added incentive, of the 50 bottles available, two of them are wines valued at $100 or higher.
Silent auction tables will be open during the food and wine tasting. Items for bid include two tickets to a Late Night with Seth Meyers taping in New York City, an overnight stay at the Daniel Webster Inn and Spa, two tickets to the Wine and Food festival hosted by the Preservation Society of Newport County, a Washburn Comfort Mini Guitar, spa treatments, restaurant gift certificates, and more.
The evening culminates with lively bidding in a live auction of boutique and cult wines, as well as novel fine dining and travel experiences.
Tickets to this age 21+ food and wine tasting event are $85 per person and may be purchased in advance at ripbs.org. Cocktail party attire is appropriate. The Pawtucket Armory is conveniently located off Interstate 95, at 172 Exchange Street, in downtown Pawtucket near Pawtucket City Hall. Free valet parking will be available. Proceeds from An Evening Uncorked! benefit Rhode Island PBS.
The 2018 Cabernet Sponsor of An Evening Uncorked! is The Hilb Group. For tickets, directions, and more information, please visit ripbs.org, email uncorkedwine @ ripbs.org, or call 401-222-3636, extension 333.
About Rhode Island PBS
WSBE Rhode Island PBS is operated by the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is a viewer-supported member of the PBS network of public broadcasting stations, and uses the power of noncommercial media to educate, engage, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut since 1967. WSBE-TV delivers content on two channels: Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1), and Learn (digital 36.2). For more information about programs and education services at WSBE, visit www.ripbs.org.